The natural sweetness of pears makes for scrumptious desserts, especially easy to make cobblers and tarts. In my quest to make healthier desserts… this recipe is filled with summer goodness and wholesome ingredients. Fresh ripe pears have so much to offer this time of year. This tart so very easy to make (no crust) and if you don’t have pears on hand, any ripe fruit will do. Enjoy!~ Annie
4 ripe pears
2/3 cup flour
Zest of one lemon
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter-melted
1/2 cup milk (I use 2%)
Juice of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or spray a large, glass pie plate (mine: 11.5-inches).
In a large bowl combine: flour, lemon zest, sugar and salt. Whisk together until well-blended.
In a medium sized bowl blend together with a whisk, stirring until well combined: eggs, butter milk and lemon juice.
Make a well in the dry ingredients. Slowly, add all the wet ingredients: whisking all the while until the batter just comes together and is smooth.
Once you have the batter prepared, core pears and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Place in the bottom of glass pan. Pour the batter over the pears. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until it is set in the middle. Let cool, and serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with a mint sprig. If you can resist temptation… Chill overnight in the refrigerator, and allow the flavors to deepen and blend together. It’s absolutely scrumptious!!
This is a wonderful confection- perfectly light, lemony and filled with summer goodness.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy! ~ Annie